June 20, 2019
Lord, I have allowed the enemies that live in my heart and my mind to ride roughshod over my life, and they are destroying me from the inside out.
My internal enemies have taken my peace of mind, my harmonious relationships, the authority in my household, and on my job. I am the righteousness of God, but yet, I live like a beggar on the street, asking for handouts from a defeated foe.
Lord, I know that my true enemy is me. The people and things that have come up against me are not the enemies that are holding me back. I want to blame other people, but really, my enemies are:
- Fear, I want to step out on faith and do something new, but I’m too afraid.
- Doubt because I’ve failed before and had to dig out, and I don’t want to do it again. And besides, I doubt if I can really do what you’re asking me to do or what I want to do. What if I fail again?
- Anger, I’m still mad about things in my past, and my anger over old dead stuff of yesterday is holding back today.
- And pride, I need help but won’t ask for help. Won’t seek wise council because I don’t want to admit I need someone to pull alongside me and help me move forward . Because of my pride, I’d rather drown in my own weakness then utilize someone else’s strength.
Then there’s worry, anxiety, disbelieve, lack of trust, confusion, jealousy, envy, low self-esteem, laziness, no vision, procrastination and many others things that keep me for moving forward and in a positive direction. Lord God, I need your HELP!!!
I am casting all my cares upon You because I know You care for me. I am leaning the totality of who I am on You Lord God because You will help me carry my burdens. I am relying on You because I know You will never leave me nor forsake me. Lord, I need Your help like never before. I pray, in Jesus name. Amen.
Isaiah 26:3 – 4
Matthew 6:25 – 26, 33
Philippians 4:6 – 7, 19
I Peter 5:7
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